INCF project Ideas for GSoC 2019

This page contains the final list of INCF Project Ideas for Google Summer of Code 2019, contributed by our global community.  Click on the project idea for more info or here for complete list. See our GSoC webpage for more info.
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Project idea Mentors
1. Accessible High-Performance Computing with CBRAIN Andrew Doyle and Shawn Brown, McGill University, Canada
2. GeNN projects
2.1: Alternative code-generation backends for GeNN
2.2: Deep learning in Spiking Neural Networks using GeNN
2.3: Integrating a robotics-simulation package

Jamie Knight and Thomas Nowotny, Sussex U, UK
Jamie Knight and Thomas Nowotny, Sussex U, UK
Alex Dewar and Andy Philippides, Sussex U, UK
3. Web-based GUI for deep learning continuous workflows Petr Ježek, U. of West Bohemia, Czech Republic, Czech National INCF Node
4. The Virtual Brain: An open-source simulator for whole brain network modeling
4.1 Visualize a large Connectome in 3D using HTML5
4.2 Reusable visualization tools for Jupyter
4.3 The Virtual Brain (TVB) Edu Pack for clinical case studies reports

Lia Domide and Paula Popa, Codemart, Romania
Lia Domide and Paula Popa, Codemart, Romania
Daniele Marinazzo and Hannelore Aerts, U Gent, Belgium
5. Open source, cross simulator, large scale cortical models Padraig Gleeson, UCL, UK

6. projects
6.1 Make published datasets accessible on the platform
6.2 Improve accessibility and interactivity for datasets in CATMAID
6.3 Analysis code to improve usability and user experience

Stephan Gerhard, Basel, Switzerland
Stephan Gerhard, Basel, Switzerland and Tom Kazimiers , Ashburn, US
Stephan Gerhard, Basel, Switzerland and Tom Kazimiers , Ashburn, US
7. Implementing automatic white matter parcellation in Nighres Julia M Huntenburg, Leipzig/Berlin, Germany
Pierre-Louis Bazin, Amsterdam, Netherlands
8. G-Node projects 
8.1 Continuous integration for research data
8.2 Enhancing the scientific data format validation service in GIN
8.3  Extended support for the NIX file format in GIN

Achilleas Koutsou and Michael Sonntag, LMU Munich, Germany. INCF German Node, ‘G-Node’

9. Running FindSim experiments on cloud servers Surbhit Wagle and Upinder Bhalla
10. Improvements to the Brian simulator
10.1 Model fitting
10.2 Model encapsulation
10.3 Improving Brian's parallelization capabilities (OpenMP)
10.4 Realtime simulations

Marcel Stimberg. INSERM Paris, France. Dan Goodman, Imperial College London, UK

11. Cell Tracking using Geometrical Features Dimiter Prodanov, Leuven, Belgium, INCF Belgian Node. Sumit Vohra, ZIB, Berlin, Germany
12. Improve automated testing suite for the LORIS neuroinformatics platform Samir Das, Christine Rogers and Rida Abou-Haidar, McGill University, Canada
13. Improving unit testing and test coverage for the TE-Dependence ANAlysis (tedana) toolbox Kirstie Whitaker, Alan Turing Institute, UK. Taylor Salo, Florida International University, Miami, US
14. Producing publication-ready brain network analysis results and visualisations from the command line Kirstie Whitaker, Alan Turing Institute, UK
15. Modeling Neural Development with Braitenberg Vehicles Bradly Alicea, Illinois, US
16.1 Peer-to-peer file and metadata sharing for OpenWorm data management
16.2 Semantic Image Processing for Developmental Data Science
16.3 Web based C. elegans integrated simulation explorer
16.4 Open Data for OpenWorm
16.5 Educational C. elegans robot kit
Mark Watts, Waltham, OpenWorm, US.  Arnab Banerjee, OpenWorm
Bradly Alicea and Stephen Larson, OpenWorm, US
Matteo Cantarelli, Giovanni Idili and Stephen Larson, OpenWorm
Stephen Larson
Tom Portegys
17. Maxima to Python translator Dimiter Prodanov, INCF Belgian Node; (backup) Rober Dodier, Maxima project